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Re: New name: Call for opinions

Am Montag, den 25.08.2008, 11:46 +0200 schrieb Free Ekanayaka:
> Hi,
> |--==> On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:39:03 +0200 (CEST), Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> said:
>   AT> On Mon, 18 Aug 2008, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
>   >>>Use your energy to write better software, to marketeer the current name.
>   >>
>   >>+1
>   AT> Well, OK, this is actually a bad trade.  Marketeering the current name
>   AT> just consumed all of my energy.  Believe me, I hate the renaming - but
>   AT> over five years experience with the former name I lost any hope that
>   AT> there is any chance to educate people about the name.  I seriosely
>   AT> tried and continuosely failed.
>   AT> But thanks for your opinion anyway
> I do agree. In my experience the common joe does never really
> understands what a "distribution" is, and "custom" suggests that it is
> somehow something outside Debian.

And "integrated solution", some marketing phrase without any meaning is
a better name? The common user will know, what *this* is? Come on. Are
you kidding me? Maybe "Custom Debian Distribution" is not fully correct
[1] but it at least describes the result. The new suggested name does
not have any relationship to what a CDD is and I doubt, that a user will
intentionally understand, what a "Debian Integrated Solution" is.

[1] However, I expect even a common user to understand the 3 words,
including "distribution".

*just my 2 cents*
Regards, Daniel

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